A Happy Forest Hello Baby Card for C4G # 181

Welcome to the latest Cardz 4 Galz challenge two-week challenge.  Our host for this challenge #181, Dawn, picked baby girl as the theme.  As always, when you finish here, I hope you will hop over to the the challenge site to see what the other design team members have created.  It’s always inspirational, and I hope you get inspired to play along with us.  I’m looking forward to seeing all kinds of baby girl cards because they are so stinking cute!

I used the Happy Forest Suite for my card:


I got this layout from Try Stamping on Tuesday, even though the challenge ended before I could add this card to that gallery.  Here’s the banner for that layout:


What I Did:

  • The So Saffron base measures 8-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • Both the DSP patterns come from the Happy Friends 12 x 12 inch DSP. The Calypso Coral DSP (designer series paper) measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches. I outlined it using a Crumb Cake marker. I also trimmed a piece of this DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • The tree DSP measures 3-3/8 by 4-1/2 inches. I outlined this piece using a Calypso Coral marker. Then, I punched a 1 inch circle from this DSP for the envelope seal.
  • Next came the stamping. After stamping the bear in Crumb Cake, I used an almost dry blending brush to blend color starting at the bottom of the bear. The base of the tree trunk is also stamped in Crumb Cake.
  • I stamped the fox in Calypso Coral.
  • Then, I stamped the owl in Smoky Slate.
  • I used a Calypso Coral marker to add the owl’s beak and the bear’s inner ears.
  • Finally, I stamped the sentiment in Calypso Coral.
  • All the stamped elements were cropped using dies from the Happy Friends die set. So cute!
  • After adding dimensionals underneath the cropped pieces, I adhered them to the DSP.
  • Finally, I added a piece of Old Olive ribbon and baker’s twine to the sentiment.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

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Tic Tac Toe challenge for Paper Players 348

Don’t You Love When Things Fall Into Place

I feel like that happened with PP348 this week for the tic-tac-toe challenge.  I knew what I wanted to do for a baby girl card, and this challenge helped me achieve my goals.

Here’s the tic-tac-toe board:

When everything fell into place, I chose the top row of ribbon, patterned paper, and die-cut.  Here’s my card:


What I Used:

This card is for a friend’s daughter and I chose the cover stamp based on the gift I purchased from her registry.  I had fun shopping, but when I picked up the grey and white lamb print hooded towel and washcloth, I knew what stamp I would use.  This adorable little lamb is from the retired Easter Lamb stamp.  I masked out the “happy Easter” and used Smoky Slate to stamp.  Next came the Petal Pink marker for the ears.

The picked the sentiment from A Little Wild stamp set.  Both the lamb and sentiments were stamped on Whisper White and matted with Petal Pink.   First I cropped all the circles from the Stitched Shapes die set, and then used the Petal Pink marker to color in the stitches in the ditches.  Since I have become obsessed with the Subtle TIEF, I  used it for both Petal Pink circles.  I used dimensionals to pop up both the lamb and sentiment using dimensionals.  Die cuts – check.

Both patterns on the he aborable DSP is from Twinkle, Twinkle.  The grey background also popped up on dimensionals and mounted it on Petal Pink.  I also used both patterns on the baby on the inside of the card.  At first I was going to used markers to color the baby and umbrella, but I am pretty darn pleased with my fussy cutting.  Isn’t that baby adorable?  The stars, baby, and sentiment came from the Moon Baby stamp set.  Patterned paper – check.

Last, but definitely not least, is the ribbon.  I used the Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle and layered it with Smoky Slate stitched ribbon.  I tend to be bow challenged, so I just created a square knot.  It was easy to get the ribbon under the grey DSP because of the dimensionals.  Ribbon – check.

Of course, I can’t have a naked envelope, so I used some of the Twinkle, Twinkle DSP for the flap.  I stamped Petal Pink and Smokey Slate to stamp a spray of stars on the front of the envelope as well.

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